Antonyms for naughtily

Grammar : Adv
Spell : naw-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɔ ti

Definition of naughtily

Origin :
  • late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from Old English nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s; specific meaning "sexually promiscuous" is from 1869. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. Related: Naughtily; naughtiness. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack (also sometimes of men and later of children).
  • As in badly : adv immorally
Example sentences :
  • And it is not true, is it, that you naughtily assaulted a gentleman of the Court?
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • But you promise, when you revisit the library, not to behave so naughtily again?
  • Extract from : « Bibliomania; or Book-Madness » by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • "It seems to me that you'd better read this yourself," she said, naughtily.
  • Extract from : « Mr. Prohack » by E. Arnold Bennett
  • Out of doubt their clamours and stirs be to none other end, but to maintain more shamefully and naughtily ill-gotten things.
  • Extract from : « The Apology of the Church of England » by John Jewel
  • "It must be a relief to find we don't squint or hobble on crutches," added Dulcie naughtily.
  • Extract from : « The Princess of the School » by Angela Brazil
  • "That wouldn't make very much difference," she replied, naughtily.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Arethusa » by Francis Barton Fox
  • For she was naughtily aware of Dudley Sowerby's distaste for the story and disgust with the damsel Delphica.
  • Extract from : « One of Our Conquerors, Complete » by George Meredith
  • She saw him cast a glance over her neat, walking costume, as he approached, and naughtily determined to prolong his uncertainty.
  • Extract from : « Flaming June » by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • You naughtily implied something of that kind just when you were running away from me.
  • Extract from : « George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) » by George Eliot
  • But we shant, whispered Mollie, naughtily to Barbara, under cover of general conversation.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach » by Laura Dent Crane

Synonyms for naughtily

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